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post #21 of 28 Old 04-18-2014, 07:12 PM
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Those are the only big shrimp of which I am aware.

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post #22 of 28 Old 04-18-2014, 07:23 PM
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There are flower shrimp

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post #23 of 28 Old 04-19-2014, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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I would do a nerite snail but I hv them in my 29g and they don't eat the algae off of the plants. I think it is because they are to heavy, so they can't get on the plants. The betta would nt be able to eat an adult amano shrimp. Bamboos don't eat algae, neither do ghosts, cherries do but their pricey were I live about $5 each for babies!!!! Plus I know the betta will eat them. Thats y I ws goin 2 gt 2-3 amanos. Also amano shrimp do get big, I had 1 almost 3in!!!!!!!
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post #24 of 28 Old 04-19-2014, 02:05 PM
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The other name for cherry shrimp is algae eating cherry shrimp. But yes, I also agree it's mostly false. Ghosts and cherries are good for blooms though, so I've found. They eat it if it's free-flowing like filter feeders and will pick some off, even on plants, but they wont clear it up. If you have a problem with it, think about your lighting and hours you have it on.

The critter I've found that is best for algae eating, is ramshorn snails, I have pinks and red ones and my tanks are completely algae free where they are. I had a nursery net -covered- in it and couldn't get it all off, I popped a couple in there and it was squeaky clean over night.

The PROBLEM with ramshorns, is they are huge breeders, I think they're worse than pond snails. In a month I went from twelve to a few hundred. o-o; It was ridiculous, but thankfully I have several critters that eat them(my kuhli loaches love them, though aren't...huge snail eaters, my crayfish eats them though).

Other than that, it's all manual maintenance and lighting, it also depends on stocking...if you over-feed and/or don't clean enough, or can't keep up with what you have in the tanks, that build up can cause some nasty algae everywhere. I had that issue in a nursery and though I thought I was keeping up, apparently I missed some. lol



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post #25 of 28 Old 04-19-2014, 05:08 PM
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Even if the betta can't outright eat the amano, he may pick at them and seriously maim them or stress them into hiding.

I had a betta who yanked off the eyestalks of all my ramshorn, and then proceeded to eat a fully grown ghost shrimp.
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There are flower shrimp

Did a little research and flower shrimp are bamboo shrimp.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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Even if the betta can't outright eat the amano, he may pick at them and seriously maim them or stress them into hiding.

I had a betta who yanked off the eyestalks of all my ramshorn, and then proceeded to eat a fully grown ghost shrimp.
Yeah they can be nasty, some get on with snails and/or shrimp, others will not. I had some mystery snails with my betta...he ripped them out of their shells and ate them, would eat shrimp...and anything else in there but my nerite snails. lol Had another who would chase my shrimp into decorations and force them to stay there, had to find them a new place to stay before they starved...and another who got along with everything just fine, including African Dwarf Frogs.
I think it depends on the betta, but there is a VERY high chance that they wont get along with shrimp, a slightly less high, but still there chance they wont get on with snails either. lol
My current betta gets on well with ramshorns, though if they float he'll poke them and then go away. In the last couple months I haven't had any injured or dead snails, and haven't seen him trying to kill them. That doesn't mean all are like that though, obviously. lol Your poor snails. ^^; I hate when that happens.



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post #28 of 28 Old 04-19-2014, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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The ramshorns r a good idea. Plus i gt the yoyos in my 29 remember. So when they get out of control the yoyos will hv a little snack :) lol.
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